Explain the last stanza in An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum in your own words

Explain the last stanza in An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum in your own words

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  1. The last stanza of the poem “An Elementary School in a Slum” is different from the rest of poem. It is full of hope, struggle and revolt against the suppressing force. The poet urges the rich and the ruling class to break the barrier which they have created between themselves and the poor students living in the slums areas or else some day they will rise themselves, revolt against them and ruin their paradise (town).

    He further asks them (rich and ruling people) to show those poor children green fields (those beautiful places which they saw in books). The rich and ruling people should give freedom to those whose life is hopeless like deserts. The young children of slums should be provided what they see on their school walls (valley, world map and Shakespeare). They should be given money enough to fulfil their basic necessities of life.

    According to the poet, history is written by those who have passion like the heat of sun and these poor children of slum have that passion.

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